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Forum: Coders. C/C++ Today, 21:32
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Posted By Samurai_Crow
Thanks, Bebbo! I wouldn't worry about GCC 8......

Thanks, Bebbo! I wouldn't worry about GCC 8... if the latest LLVM/Clang became possible as a result.

If I remember correctly, libJIT was dropped from GCC while the MC-JIT in LLVM is used on many...
Forum: Coders. Contest 21 June 2018, 20:14
Replies: 383
Views: 67,621
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Works for me.

Works for me.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 21:26
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Neither did what you said in the context of open...

Neither did what you said in the context of open source software. Incidentally my meds are making me tired. I'll continue this discussion later.

Edit: What happened to the post I was replying...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 21:18
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Stop using money then. It's not something that's...

Stop using money then. It's not something that's going to change. It doesn't matter which currency you use. Knowledge is power and I don't want to be unarmed in a battle of sarcastic wit.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 20:57
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Drivers and operating systems both spy on you. ...

Drivers and operating systems both spy on you. Windows 10 and Android both monitor your usage and report back to their respective companies. I've even heard some print drivers allow backdoor access...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 20:30
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Re:stats of declining desktop usage These stats...

Re:stats of declining desktop usage
These stats don't mention console usage. If they are lumped in with desktops it would indicate something different, I suspect.

A gamer friend of mine suspects...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 10:56
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@Bruce Abbott Your synopsis of AROS is...

@Bruce Abbott

Your synopsis of AROS is slightly flawed in two ways: There are bounties to support the addition of new features to AROS but not to write full documentation or debugging. The main...
Forum: Coders. General 11 June 2018, 15:52
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By Samurai_Crow
If you use a Graphics.library-style blitter...

If you use a Graphics.library-style blitter interrupt to draw your bobs and so on, you can actually let the blitter blit and use the CPU to run the program at the same time! Just using QBlit to do...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2018, 22:12
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Name sources, Kolla. It has had 3 names so...

Name sources, Kolla.

It has had 3 names so far. First "Amiga Replacement Operating System", then "Amiga Research Operating System", now "AROS Research Operating System".
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2018, 22:00
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It originally was but later became "AROS Research...

It originally was but later became "AROS Research Operating System" because of a threat of a lawsuit by Amiga Inc. over the name.
Forum: Coders. Contest 06 June 2018, 20:31
Replies: 383
Views: 67,621
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Remember, these are the same people that wanted...

Remember, these are the same people that wanted to disallow belly slot RAM on an A500. :-p
Forum: Coders. Contest 05 June 2018, 11:36
Replies: 383
Views: 67,621
Posted By Samurai_Crow
No Hollywood based competitors due to the RTG...

No Hollywood based competitors due to the RTG requirements?
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2018, 13:02
Replies: 106
Views: 3,649
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Zune is only compatible with MUI. Reaction...

Zune is only compatible with MUI. Reaction doesn't exist in open-source state, let alone AROS.

Also x64 implements memory protection and SMP in the experimental version even if x86 doesn't in the...
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 May 2018, 20:30
Replies: 383
Views: 67,621
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sure! The Akiko should help some.

Sure! The Akiko should help some.
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 May 2018, 19:14
Replies: 383
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Posted By Samurai_Crow
Maybe so. I was thinking of AmigaE and Modula2...

Maybe so. I was thinking of AmigaE and Modula2 for reusability because it would make future competition better due to better tools and libraries existing.
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 May 2018, 18:57
Replies: 383
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Posted By Samurai_Crow
All of this talk about hardware variants has me...

All of this talk about hardware variants has me thinking there should be a standard scoring rubric where part of the final score is judged by how effectively the hardware was used. If higher specs...
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 May 2018, 17:18
Replies: 383
Views: 67,621
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Only for one category of the compo: the "Wild"...

Only for one category of the compo: the "Wild" category. If you can do it with less, that's even better.
Forum: Coders. Contest 24 May 2018, 17:27
Replies: 383
Views: 67,621
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I agree with Steril707 for the OCS category. ...

I agree with Steril707 for the OCS category. AmosPro has a runtime library that's over 100kB and 512kB systems are unsupported by it for that reason.
Forum: News 25 April 2018, 18:35
Replies: 239
Views: 34,442
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@puppypc The v2 cards are cheaper than v4...

@puppypc

The v2 cards are cheaper than v4 cards. Stand alone will use v4 as a minimum.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 20 April 2018, 10:40
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Asc(Mid$(s$,t,1)) will give you the ASCII code...

Asc(Mid$(s$,t,1)) will give you the ASCII code for character t in string s$. If capital A is tile 0 in your icon bank, you need to subtract 65 from that, for example.

Also, multiplying t*8 is a...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 18 April 2018, 19:21
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Samurai_Crow
There's a command, something like "limit planes"...

There's a command, something like "limit planes" or "limit mask", that will cause "paste bob" to only blit some of the bitplanes and leave the rest intact. That can be used to do a sort of blending...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 18 April 2018, 16:45
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Blending via alpha channel is unsupported by the...

Blending via alpha channel is unsupported by the Amiga chipsets. There's another way If you're using a spread palette.
Forum: support.Apps 13 April 2018, 16:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I think it's a build option at compile time so if...

I think it's a build option at compile time so if you've got enough CPU and RAM just go for it.
Forum: support.Apps 06 April 2018, 10:33
Replies: 322
Views: 52,886
Posted By Samurai_Crow
To use an A500 ROM works if it's version 3.1. ...

To use an A500 ROM works if it's version 3.1. 2.x or older won't work.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 06 April 2018, 07:39
Replies: 86
Views: 14,333
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Francøis Lionet is working on a JavaScript...

Francøis Lionet is working on a JavaScript version now.
Forum: Coders. General 01 April 2018, 09:45
Replies: 124
Views: 12,979
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Ah! So it's the right border that needs...

Ah! So it's the right border that needs trimming! That's better! Those sprites only go away when you trim the left border.
Forum: Coders. General 01 April 2018, 09:37
Replies: 124
Views: 12,979
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sprites 7 and 8 stop working when you center the...

Sprites 7 and 8 stop working when you center the screen.
Forum: Coders. System 30 March 2018, 21:32
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Samurai_Crow
> Does the Amiga defragment memory to keep large...

> Does the Amiga defragment memory to keep large contiguous spaces or am I over thinking this?

Amiga has massive memory fragmentation problems. Use a few large chunks if possible but avoid...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 27 March 2018, 18:30
Replies: 871
Views: 69,222
Posted By Samurai_Crow
PC, Mac or Linux. Preferably Mac or Linux.

PC, Mac or Linux. Preferably Mac or Linux.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 27 March 2018, 18:26
Replies: 871
Views: 69,222
Posted By Samurai_Crow
That repo is frozen in favor of the link in...

That repo is frozen in favor of the link in Marlon_'s post.
Forum: Coders. System 26 March 2018, 19:19
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@Gilloo Sweet!

@Gilloo

Sweet!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 March 2018, 09:30
Replies: 65
Views: 2,388
Posted By Samurai_Crow
At 50 MHz it would either be a 586 or a 486DX2...

At 50 MHz it would either be a 586 or a 486DX2 depending on the memory bus. Chunky screenmodes made the difference on the PC. Either way it was a match for the 68040 though.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 20:56
Replies: 625
Views: 25,771
Posted By Samurai_Crow
If it were up to me, the current generation could...

If it were up to me, the current generation could be just as well supported software-wise if someone rebooted the AmigaDE idea and made an ahead-of-time code generator backend that would support...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 20:37
Replies: 202
Views: 26,865
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The Vampire has native chunky modes. Also, when...

The Vampire has native chunky modes. Also, when using AMMX2 vector instructions, it can process many operations in quadruplicate on 32 data registers using 16 address registers to keep track of it...
Forum: Coders. Language 18 March 2018, 11:42
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Samurai_Crow
AmigaBasic stored its text as a 2d array of...

AmigaBasic stored its text as a 2d array of characters 256 wide counting indentations. I think HiSoft is a spin-off of AmigaBasic isn't it? If so, you can try AceBasic on the Aminet as an...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2018, 11:27
Replies: 202
Views: 26,865
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Re: Starstruck Since the Falcon in the video...

Re: Starstruck

Since the Falcon in the video was 66 MHz and the A1200 was 50 MHz, it would only make sense that the Falcon would win. Not to mention the 5% penalty for c2p on the Amiga....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 March 2018, 17:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Still, rotating the bits 90 degrees clockwise...

Still, rotating the bits 90 degrees clockwise with the CPU would combine the depth and X dimension loops into one loop for simpler chunky to planar conversions on the 020+. I'll have to try writing...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 March 2018, 10:18
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It seems I'll have to give this some thought. ...

It seems I'll have to give this some thought.

Does the 90 degree rotation work on a single tall bitplane?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 March 2018, 11:15
Replies: 54
Views: 9,133
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It seems he didn't want his changes to be made...

It seems he didn't want his changes to be made public. Ah well....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 March 2018, 20:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Blitter C2P? How?

I know from the Wolfenstein 3D port thread that turning the chunky buffer sideways in Chip RAM allows the blitter to somehow assist in Chunky to Planar conversion. I also know that bitwise, doing so...
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